Maple Caramelized Onions

Maple Caramelized Onions

I am a huge fan of caramelized onions and over the last little while I have been experimenting with adding different flavours to them. Some of my more recent experiments include the balsamic caramelized onions and the chipotle caramelized onions. Each of these different kinds of caramelized onions has found a home in one or more sandwiches and they have taken those sandwiches to whole new levels of greatness! For my next caramelized onions I was thinking about a batch that could be used in a breakfast sandwich and maple caramelized onions seemed like the perfect way to go!

These maple caramelized onions are really easy to make but it does take a bit of time to properly caramelize the onions and it is definitely worth it! I added the maple flavour simply by adding some maple syrup at the end when the onions are just about caramelized along with a touch of vinegar for some tang.

Maple Caramelized Onions

Sweet maple-y caramelized onions.

Servings: makes 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and water and cook until completely tender and caramelized and golden, about 40-50 minutes, adding more water as needed.
  3. Stir in the maple syrup and vinegar and cook until most of the liquid is gone, about 2-3 minutes.

Use in:
Peameal Bacon Breakfast Sandwich with Maple Caramelized Onions and a Fried Egg

Similar Recipes:
Chipotle Caramelized Onions
Onion Marmalade (or Balsamic Caramelized Onions)
Onion Chutney
Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam
Slow Roasted Tomato Bacon Jam


Paulette said...

OK, I have been playing with caramelized onions as well. So good and they add so much flavour.
This variation with a touch of maple syrup and a dash of balsamic sounds heavenly.. It has been added to my repertoire - thank you

Katrina said...

do you know how long you can keep caramelized onions for? i've been thinking about making up a huge batch, but i'm not sure how quick we'd have to eat them.

Jenny said...

Those look and sound fantastic! I love caramelized onions on just about everything.

Twin Tables said...

We love caramelized onions in this house. Never have tried to put maple syrup in though. We are interested to try!

Girlie Blogger said...

I love caramalized onions. Takes a long time to cook but taste sooooooooooo good.

Margherita said...

Caramelized onions are among my fav food...never thought of using vinegar and maple syrup on them. Well, guess I know what I'm going to make for lunch today....

Kevin said...

Katrina: They should keep for a couple of days in the fridge but if you want to make a large batch and keep them for a long time, I recommend using proper canning procedures.

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

The maple-balsamic flavor profile of these caramelized onions sounds simply fantastic!

marthameetslucy said...

I love caramelized onions, but I usually add them to dip. Chipotle would be fantastic!

Katrina said...

good advice. thanks kevin.

Michelle said...

Yum Yum!

Katie said...

Wow - these looks delicious. They would be so delicious with a leftover turkey sandwich after thanksgiving!

Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

I tweeted this post because it seemed so fresh, so different. It was the maple part that reeled me in and commanded my attention. I'm saving this recipe and will try it.

Anonymous said...

How would you can these? What would the right type/length of processing?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Normal water bath canning will work. Place the caramelized onions in a sterilized jar, seal and submerge in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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